Winter Guiding

From Ice Climbing to Ski Touring we’ve got it all!

Each winter Black Sheep Adventure Sports puts together numerous guided trips in BC and sometimes abroad. Winter 2018/19 trips are outlined below and include both ski touring and ice climbing. If you can’t find what you’re looking for below shoot me an email and we’ll put a custom package together for you.

Journeyman Lodge Ski Touring 2021

We’re now taking bookings for our Winter 2021 trip into the amazing Callaghan area. This year we’re offering a 5-day and a 7-day trip in February and early March for the best snow. Using the remote Journeyman Lodge as a home-base this fully guided and catered ski touring package has it all: amazing skiing, great food and luxurious accommodation! We’re even bringing a professional photographer to capture the adventure. If you’re looking for an amazing lodge-based ski touring trip this winter you’ve found it!

Japan Ski Safari 2021

For Ski Japan 2021 we’re headed into the Japanese Alps around the lesser known area of Tenjin for a week then over to Hokkaido for some more amazing powder and natural hot springs. Sign up for either week depending on your preference – a bit steeper or a bit deeper. Or better yet, join us for both!

Ski Russia 2022: Kamchetka

Perched on the ocean and surrounded by amazing volcanos this remote corner of Russia is slowly becoming a ski destination. And rightly so, think Hakkuba’s terrain combined Hokkaido’s snow! Even better, there’s basically no one around. So if you’ve been looking for a unique ski adventure this just might be the ticket.

Ski India 2022: Gulmarg

We’re currently putting together an Indian ski touring trip based out of the Gulmarg area. If you’re looking for the next big backcountry skiing destination that’s oozing with culture, adventure, altitude and just happens to get a heap of snow then Galmarg should be top of your list. A small ski town, Gulmarg is situated in the Pir Panjal range of Northern India, one of 6 mountain ranges that make up the Himalayas. The Pir Panjal are also the first mountain range to be hit by the storms that sweep across the Indus Plains so you know the area receives a ton of snow! 15m on average per year in fact. Skiing Magazine has called Gulmarg one of the top 10 snowiest resorts in the world!

Bella Coola Ice Climbing Safari

The Bella Coola valley on the west coast of British Columbia offers a mind boggling spectrum of largely unclimbed ice. While basing ourselves out of a lodge in this beautiful rural community we’ll embark on daily adventures into the local mountains. First selecting and scouting some amazing new routes then planning, climbing and finally naming them.

Tantalus Ski Touring

A quick helicopter flight from the Squamish Airport will deposit you at the picturesque Jim Haberl Hut in the heart of the Tantalus Range. Situated in the Serratus-Dione Col at an elevation of 2,030 metres it’s the perfect base camp for exploring the amazing ski touring and mountaineering objectives in the area. These include Mt. Dione, Serratus and Alpha, all of which are visible from the Tantalus lookout on the Sea-to-Sky highway. Even better, after we ski for a few days out of the Haberl Hut tagging some local peaks with the Howe Sound at our feet we can end the trip at the Tantalus Hut and have the heli bump us back up to collect our gear!

Coast Range Ski Touring

Ski TouringLooking for a private guide for a day or so of skiing along the Sea to Sky? We’re here to help! Squamish & Whistler have a ton of easily accessible ski touring that doesn’t require a huge approach. The Sea-to-Sky Gondola in Squamish gets you up into the snow and skiing with views of the ocean in no time. Alternatively, the ski lift accessed playground in Garibaldi Park behind Whistler-Blackcomb offers some simply amazing terrain and powder.

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